ST LOUIS (LALATE) – An Oklahoma earthquake today 2013 has struck near Edmond. The Oklahoma earthquake today October 1, 2013 struck outside Oklahoma City. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 2.7 magnitude Oklahoma earthquake today 2013 began just after 3:18 am local time. The quake had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only three miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the immediate region.
USGS indicates to news that the Oklahoma earthquake was four miles east of Edmond. It was twelve miles north of Choctaw and thirteen miles north of Midwest City. It also started fourteen miles north of Oklahoma City and fourteen miles north of Del City.
Oklahoma earthquake activity has been heightened in recent weeks with most quakes striking near the same region. But in October 2011, the same region was hit by a series of quakes as well. USGS indicates to news “Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains has infrequent earthquakes.” They add that “Here and there earthquakes are more numerous, for example in the New Madrid seismic zone centered on southeastern Missouri, in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska seismic zone of eastern Quebec, in New England, in the New York – Philadelphia – Wilmington urban corridor, and elsewhere.”